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in the attacks. mr. obama spoke with doctor skbrorz nurses two -- who treated the wounded and visited some of the injured. seven people remain in critical condition but that is down from 14 yesterday. the bombingt people to the hos 120 of them have been sent home to continue recovery. >>ere a michelle obama visiting1-year-old aaron hern. his family e mailed thus photo. he was waiting at the finish line to watch his mother cross it when he was severely injured in monday's bombings. his mom tells us her son is dramatically improving. he suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries. he's now breathing on his own and neck brace and breathing tube have been removed. she says they're looking forward to getting him into therapy. several local fund-raisers are taking place for the family in martinez swrechl a full list on our web site. >> and one way to show your support is to share this get well soon badge on your facebook page by going to our page. >> adidas selling these tee shirts to honor the vips. both have boston stands as one written on them. all proceed goes to the one fund a boston ch
accused of sending ricin laced letters to barack obama and other senators he just addressed reporters saying he's looking forward to seeing his family. critics call the situation overwhelming and said he didn't know what ricin was. >> i respect president obama. i love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other u.s. official. >> curtis's release a day after investigators found no evidence of the poison in his home or car. his attorneys saying curtis had been treated well. authorities searched the home of another man in this case. >> the federal government issued new guidelines today to make it tougher for drivers to become distracted by navigation or other high tech systems in cars. new cars. the guidelines advise car makers against installing system that's let's drivers push buttons or manually input data while driving. voice activation systems are fine but the department of transportation says drivers should not have to take eyes off the road more than two seconds at a time. >> new research suggests it's just as unsafe to use a voice detect mobile app
. >> president obama speaking from the white house. >> the capture came after a five-day manhunt that virtually shutdown the boston area as police conducted door-to-door searches. >> new video of people gathering at the finish of the boston marathon. it was a time to honor the victims and a chance to finally breathe a bit easier. >> we are exhausted, but we have a victory tonight. >> it is a night we will all rest easy. >> the marathon finish line is just seven miles from the spot where police captured tsarnaev. ama, what an incredible day and evening there. >> it is a stormy night here in watertown, but one filled with a lot of relief as the second suspect was finally captured. celebration in the streets after residents learned the second suspect in the boston marathon bombings was finally caught. >> this is what we were waiting for since monday. we finally got both of them and we can rest tonight. >> brendan and uh may caw lay spent the -- and makayla spent the day in their apartment as police looked for dzhokhar-tsarnaev. >> we are thankful for the police and the first responders. we felt sa
bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack, one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we wil
they can find this killer but today is about grieving. at this church president obama and the first lady will come here to try to comfort the heart broken city. >> three daze after terror, a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join the boston residents at a service dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. >> they will remember those killed, 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the 200 people who were injured include those still in the hospital. also, a major break in the investigation. authorities believe they now have a clear image of suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord & taylor store showing a man near the finish line using a cell phone with a black back strapped across his chest. >> if the f.b.i. has a face from surveillance video at lord & taylor or local television they could be able to use facial recognition software to run that face against databases. >> in addition, f.b.i.ing as are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker record
grents a nearby college left on this barricade. >> president obama told people of boston everyone stands with them. >> they sought to intimidate us, terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans. well, itld be pretty clear by now that they have picked the wrong city to do it. >> the president spoke this morning. >> a very special visitor for a day bai area boy injured in the bombing. michelle obama dropped by the hospital to visit 11-year-old aaron hern, the martinez boy suffer aid deep thigh wound while watching his mother finish the marathon. his mother tells abc 7 news her son is improving and his neck brace and other tubes have been removed. he's doing well. there is this badge in support of the people of boston. you can find them on our page facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> the search for survivors continues after a powerful fertilizer plant explosion in texas. that could with felt 45 miles way. it damaged or destroyed buildings within a 1500 foot radius, you can see damage from blast, buildings and homes obliterated. the mayor says there may be a35-40
, right? but tonight atherton is sending out bills to cover their expensive president obama visit this month, the star attraction in private homes. david lieu gee there live tonight. >> dan, the town is seeking $8100 in reimbursement for planning and preparing security for the president. $8100 pales to the $32,000 cost to attend one of the two events but the question is whether all residents should be footing the bill. >> this is not the first time atherton sent out expenses when a dignitary comes to town you should be welcoming the visit. and i'm sorry nompblgts we're not going to reimburse you for the event. >> atherton has wealthy residents often behind walls and gates. last year giving $6.5 million to political causes and candidates but the argument is tiny size and limited police. >> they've got a cheese chief and a couple officers. we have an event like this coming through that, diverts those officers and we've got to call in personnel for overtime. >> bills have gone out to the white house. we contacted the white house referring us to the secret service. now neither city ch
this summer. >> president obama is set to host a dinner at the white house tonight for female senators. voters elected 20 female senators to congress in november, a record. the white house says that the dinner is part of the effort to improve lines of communication with congress and lay the ground work for future compromise. the president had dinner with senate democrats last weekend with senate republicans before that to discuss various issues. >> town leaders in california want someone to pay their expenses for a presidential visit. president obama attended fundraisers in atherton and they spent $5,000 on police overtime and now they want reimbursement. they are sending bills to the white house and the democratic national committee and the two people who hosted the president. they admit that chances of getting any money is slim. by comparison the san francisco spent $42,000 on the last presidential visit. >> this morning, contra costa built officials will spray insecretary side to handle the mosquito problem in the eastern part of the county starting at 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. fours say th
on universal background checks failed. president obama said despite a 90% approval rating among the public. and strong support from the families who lost loved ones in the newtown massacre. president obama called yesterday a pretty shameful day in washington. but what do you think? should background checks be ramped up for gun buyers? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us @nightline. world news knew is coming up soon with overnight breaking news. as always, tune into good morning america tomorrow. we're on line at abcnews.com. see you here tomorrow night. >> it looibingd like picked me up and pushed me back. a little. but like seriously felt like an earthquake. >> war zone. every window is out. >> people in this small texas town picking themselves up tonight at vigil while investigators try to figure out what setoff the massive explosion. >> but first the boston bombing suspects. fbi released video of 2 men they are calling armed and extremely dangerous. good evening. >> i'm carolyn. the fbi knew this would happen. >> within hours of releasing these images of
, president obama and the first lady will be at this church to comfort the heartbroken city. three days after terror. today a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join boston residents at a service later this morning dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. they will remember those who were killed, 8-year-old martin richard and 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the nearly 200 people who were injured including those still in the hospital. also this morning, a major break in the investigation, authorities believe they now have a clear image of the suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord&taylor store showing a man near the finish line with a cell phone and a black back across his chest. if the f.b.i. has a face from the video at the lord & taylor or from local division, they may be able to use facial recognition software so run the face against databases. >> in addition to video and foes the tech agents are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker recovered at the crime scen
not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here. all that information is on
. the woman was not hurt and did not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here.
background checks. and angry and frustrated president obama called it a shameful day in washington. >> what happened today was the preservation of the loophole that let's dangerous criminals buy gun was out a background check. it didn't make our kids safer. victory for not doing something that 90% of americans, 80% of republicans wanted to get done? >> two days after the parents of saratoga high school student made a public appeal, the office says they're getting more cooperation now from students. the 15-year-old girl killed herself after a photo of alleged sexual assault she was involved with was shared in text messages. aabc 7 news has the latest. >> the prosecution of three teen boys is underway in juvenile court accused of a sexual assault of saratoga high school sophomore audrie pott in an unsupervised party. >> we've done more search warrants so it's still continuing. >> sheriff smith acknowledges detectives knew the identity and were kicked off the team. but they have been campered by efforts to conceal or destroy evidence of photos allegedly taken where liquor was supposedly made a
, michelle obama stop bid to see the 11-year-old and his family, more on his condition in just a moment. first, the video release today by the sh -- but the fbi who singled out two men seen here carrying backpacks near the scene of the bombings. they want to find these two men very much. >> ama? >> i'm standing in front of the fire house which is just down the street from the blast sites. as soon as the fbi released images of the suspects firefighters printed them out and put them on display for everyone to see. >> today we're listing help to identify the two suspects. >> the fbi released these surveillance images of two men they are now calling suspects in the boston marathon bombing autos suspect one wearing a dark hat. suspect two wearing a white hat. suspect two set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion just in front of the forum res strunt they ciateve the two are asso they appear to be walking together through the marathon crowd, you can see one behind another. >> we can consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. no one should approach them. no one should att
confirmed fatalities with three people still missing. more than 200 people were injured. president obama has now pledged federal aid to the town where "abc 7 news" reporter laura anthony continues to cover the story. she spoke to residents that have not lost their spirited even though they lost their homes. >> everything is gone. the ceiling is gone. >> do you feel luc you got out? >> lucky for my wife. it fell on top of her. >>he reports that all 144 patients in a nursing home survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt at the senate. at 1:00 in palo alto, congresswoman joins michael thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome of the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support that effort. >>> the north bay little league season has been cancelled indefinitely after shots were fired a game this week. an emergency meeting mgt will be held to discuss issues. >> reporter: the field where major all-star pitcher played as kid is immaterial. the sounds of baseba
to develop bio fuel is getting a boost from the obama administration. the energy department awarded $2.5 million to cobalt technologies. this to test bio fuels for fuels for jets and ships part of the efforts to advance bio fuel technologies to bring down costs. a and identify effective processing technique that's don't come from food stock. >> up next yosemite park rangers welcome back a young girl who stole or borrowed two sticks what. she did on her visit. >> the search for computer programmers is competitive and how the super geniuses are taking a page to get the first deal. >> we can see clear conditions now but costal fog is making a come back. >> this is the traffic at 4:36. 680 north is oncoming traffic slowing down just a bit as it normally does. going southbound back towards walnut creek and 24. stay with us. >>> a young girl who took two sticks and then mailed back two sticks from vos sem ti has made am yends to mother nature. the rangers responded to the letter. >> she wrote she was a junior park ranger and knew not to take things and picked a spot to return the sticks back
. president obama spoke again this morning. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we spend to evil, that is it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> authorities spend the night in a residence near the airport and they have been having conversation with a saudi man who is considered a "person of interest" but so far, still, no suspect. >> thank you. we want to add, new reports say the explosives were a pressure cooker packed with nails and other fragments, and this is from our reporter and the crew in boston. the memorial is growing at the finish line of the marathon and armed officers patrol the streets with tanks. the street between the two blast sites is barricaded and it is a bit of a tourist attraction with hundreds of people showing up to see what is going on. beyond the barricades, the street is filled with trash and debris. normally it would be cleaned but it is left for investigators to sort through because they dope want to overlook any part of key evidence that could lead them to the bomber. >> the youngest bombing victims is from here in the bay area, the 11
, and a number of them have very serious injuries. president obama travels to boston on thursday. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our abc7 morning news begins at 4:30, and you can always check abc7news.com as well as follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> that is our report for now. thank you so much for watching. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. for larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us, everyone. >> good night. >> dickey: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- mark wahlberg. from "once upon a time", jennifer morrison. and music from new order with cleto and the cletones. and now, thank you for your patience, here's jimmy kimmel! cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. welcome to the show. thank you for joining me on television. tell me if you think this is a good or a bad thing. this morning i woke up, i grab mid laptop to keep under my mattress so my mom doesn't find it. i went online and the first thing i did was order a dozen individual sized molten cho
letters laced with ricin to president obama and senator. the president was sent to the president was intercepted yesterday. the secret service says the man, kenneth curtis sent both letters. officials say signed with initials kc. nannette miranda has been looking at the security officers screen mail sent to our capitol and reports now from sacramento. >> this is where letters are sorted out by staff. >> at california state capitol they use these security procedures for mail coming into the governor's, state lawmakers and other leaders as feds do. tony beard says it's screened first for things like ricin and anthrax before mail ever gets to the capitol rail mail room. >> just technology but also a combination of skills we teach people. there are fbi protocols to follow. >> the procedures work with washington, d.c.. they were discovered in the off site location. the screening doesn't work that. is where training can provide protection. >> there is a fine line between threatening and having a right to disagree. >> nothing chemical has been detected in mail sent to late leaders. >> s
meeting. this is a white house photo of president obama getting updates from security and intelligence officials. he has commended the work done to pursue justice and is underscoring the need to find answers. so here's what is next in the case. top republican lawmakers are urging the president to hold dzhokar tsarnaev as a potential enemy combatant. that would deny him a government-pointed dispoash other legal rights so investigators can learn more about other possible attacks. when he is able to speak he will be questioned by a federal government team, an entire grace group that consists of officials phloem fbi, cia, and defense department. officials did not read dzhokar his miranda rights. charges could come as soon as tonight. >> friends and neighbors in martinez are stepping up to help the family of aaron hearn who is still recovering in a boston hospital after the marathon bombing. businesses around town, including several restaurants, are donating a percentage of their sales to help the family pay for medical and travel costs. a family friend is using her photography business to
obama visited aaron hern on thursday and this morning, the players met with the 11-year-old and his family at boston's children hospital. the martinez boy was injured by shrapnel as his mother crossed the boston marathon finish line a week ago today. a family says aaron hern is respond well to treatment but the family does not know when he will come home. also, doctors at boston medical center gave a brief saying that everyone injured in the blast who made it out alive seems likely to survive but that rehabilitation from here on out will be a marathon. >> it will take months for people to recover. for those who are in rehabilitation the importance is to integrate mental health services, behavioral health services, into the process. in the interest of promoting optimal healing. >> here is the latest, 180 people were hurt and at least 14 of them lost all or part of a limb. 51 are still hospitalized and three are listed in critical condition, five of 9 victims are in serious condition. all of the injured victims are expected to survive. in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> the senate inte
organizations, sending the storm plunging at the associated press. they said president obama was injured. the account was suspended and the dow plunged after the tweet by 130 points before quickly rebounding on word that it was a hacking. >> a man arrested in canada on suspicion of planning to attack a passenger train traveling from the united states to canada, made the first court appearance. the 35-year-old did not enter a plea during the brief appearance in toronto, and the other suspect will appear before a judge if montreal tomorrow. law enforcement officials say the suspects intended to plant bombs to destroy the tracks, derailing the canadian trains which partners with amtrak to provide service between canada and new york. it is the first plot tied to al qaeda to target canada. >> new this morning, officials in libya are looking for whoever is behind a deadly car bomb that exploded just outside the french embassy in tripoli. the explosion killed two french guards and a libyan teen. libya and france have condemned the attack. >> oakland police want to fine the person who spray pain
in the blast the 76 people remain in the hospital. 20 of them are critical. president obama will visit best temperature to take part in a prayer vigil for the victims. >> there is encouraging news for the family of a martinez boy injured in the explosions. friends and neighbors are coming together to help raise money for the family to deal with their expenses. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has more. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern and the family. custody no different, mountain mike's pizza will raise money to help the family with their expenses. 11-year-old aaron hern was waiting to his mom at finish line at the boston marathon and one of the bombs went off. shrapnel from the blast tore into his thigh, he remains hospitalized at children's hospital. friends and complete strangers have been organizing fundraisers for the family. last night, rocks on main raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner for the family at $5 a plate. the owners' grandchild go to school with aaron hern. >> i go on facebook and talk about my specials of the
were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> #*? >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. supporters can meet both california senators if they would like to thank them forecasting votes in favor of background checks. >>> the north vallejo little league
there are 14 confirmed fatalities, with at least 13 still missing. more than 200 were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> it's gone. everything -- the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman anna ishu joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. >>> the north vallejo little league season has been shot indefinitely
obama is playing host for ladies night, the high profile women he is having over for dinner tonight at >> covering cupertino, concord, wine country and all the bay area. if a few hours, we should know whether the falcon chick living on city hall in san jose are boys or girls. this morning, a biologist will go down the side of city hall to put identification bands on the baby falcons. this is video from years past from the santa cruz predator bird research website, mom and dad are clara and fernando and they welcomed their first chick this season on easter sunday! at least two more have hatched since then and the banding begins at 7:00 a.m. to watch it go to abc7 news/see it on tv. >> eight people connected to a san jose moving company have been charges in the keep that the prosecution says involved holding customers' furniture and other personal belongings hostage. the prosecution says the men and women who lured customers with low ball quotes and held their belongings hostage until they paid more money. the moving company went by several different names since 2004 including asap, r
should zpokt see more security. >> president obama says law enforcement will be relentless in finding those responsible. the secret service expanded it's perimeter of the white house today. here is a picture of the president given the news from boston. >> we still do not know who did this or y people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have the facts but make no mistake. we'll get to the bomb both yom of this and find out who did this, why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals and groups will feel the weight of justice. >> fbi is taking the lead in this investigation coordinating with state and local law enforcement in boston. >> needless to say sporting convenient use on heightened alert tonight that. is the case in oakland. a's and warriors are playing. we're live with that part of the story. >> entrance to the coliseum is to the right. a's fans converging in this one area. police say they're at a heightened state after wareness looking for anything in these crowds. oracle arena will be using metal detectors tonight but we've seen alameda county bomb squad c
. president obama travels to boston on thursday. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our abc7 morning news begins at 4:30, and you can always check abc7news.com as well as follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> that is our report for now. thank you so much for watching. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. for larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us, everyone. >> good night. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheering and applause] meredith: hey, guys. hello, everybody, and welcome to "millionaire." kicking things off today is an emergency room doctor from huntersville, north carolina. please welcome james perri. [cheering and applause] hey, james. >> nice to meet you. meredith: nice to meet you, too. all right, james. emergency room doctor. so you are used to anything that comes your way, obviously. that's a chaotic place to work. >> fairly chaotic, yes. meredith: so does that make this seem easier to you, coming onto a game show like this? >> i guess the difference is i
's feeling better who wouldn't vtv after a visit today from first lady obama. unhooked from nearly all machines and mother tells us that he could be out of icu by tomorrow. >> well tonight runners from the bay area showed their solidarity with the victims and people of boston by taking part in the candle light round and vigil. hundreds turn out including an its bay woman who was interthe blast. 7 news reporter has the story. >>reporter: they may haveeen sprted by distance but these rus in oakland snow park were connected to boston in spirit. >> go boston. pishtion more than 300 ran through oakland. went 3 miles one for each victim who died in the bom bombings. paula of concord ran the marathon and was near the explosion. >> a lot of emotion. like right now. just remembering people's faces and the fear. lots of fear. camaraderie. >>reporter: this run organized by the owner of the see jane run sporting good store. >> we are standing strong together as community and we are not going to let this kind of thing hold us back. >>reporter: in oakland, abc 7 news. >> and tomorrow morni
counts of letters that were sent to president obama and a senator and a judge. >> pg&e is beaching up security after someone shot up a transformer in san jose. police are on the scene as repairs continue at a substation. someone fired several shots from a high powered rifle into the plant early on tuesday. that led to a wide-spread power outage. at&t phone cables were also vandalized and the phone company is offering a major reward for the vandals at $250,000. >> mass teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy is facing nine years in prison. the 42-year-old will be sentenced next month after pleading no contest to nine counts after sexual relationship with a firm student and was arrested at the high school in livermore back in january. according to the police, the relationship began through the popular smartphone app words with friend and text messages and social immediate ya. >> seven weeks is how long the stanford professor has to find a bone marrow match to fight an aggressive leukemia. we explain why finding a match >> i have been through five hospitalizations and two ro
. >> misty's a mother of five. she was racing to evacuate when the explosion hit. president obama will attend a memorial service on thursday for the 14 people who lost their lives. 12 of those victims were first responders. >>> a fugitive who replaced osama bin laden on the fbi's most-wanted list is now under arrest. former washington, d.c. elementary schoolteacher eric justin toth was captured in nicaragua. he's accused of producing child pornography. he was fired amid allegations that he hid a camera in a boy's bathroom at the exclusive school where he taught third grade. >>> two years after a sexting scandal cost him his job, anthony weiner is back on twitter. it was this half-naked picture that led to the downfall of the new york congressman. a link to a policy statement on new york city. >>> former south carolina governor mark sanford not apologizing for getting caught going out of the back door of his ex-wife's home in february. using his cell phone as a flashlight. in a newspaper ad, he addressed the accusations of trespassing. saying he entered the home because, quote, he didn't think
bag around the time of the blast. >> at white house today president obama called the bombings an act of cowardice and made plans to travel to boston on thursday. >> what we don't yet know is who carried out the attack or why. whether or not planned and executed by a terrorist organization foreign or domestic or was the act of a malevolent individual. >> the president ordered flags at half staff in memory of the victims. >> bay area people who attended or competed in the marathon are getting back home now. we've been speaking with many of them today. wayne freedman has the coverage. >> we like to say every person has a story. but travelers arrived from san francisco international airport today only one story mattered in so many different versions. >> loud loom. >> two block as head. >> thought it's a cannon. >> people started to run one way. emts going another way. no one knew what is going on. >> you see snok smoke. you know there is chaos. >> there is no getting away from them. after flying across a continent. >> this is pretty emotional. an 8-year-old boy, they came out and watched
in the blast. 76 people remain in the hospital, 20 of them in critical condition and president obama will visit boston tomorrow to take part in a prayer vigil for the victims. >> encouraging news this morning for the family of the martinez boy who was injured in the explosion. friends and neighbors are coming together to raise money to help the boy's family. our news reporter is live in martinez with more. >> good morning, it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for an 11-year-old aaron herned government is no different starting this morning, mountain mike pizza will raise money to help the family with expenses. last night a fundraiser raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner at $5 a plate. the owners' grasped -- grandchildren go do school with aaron hern. slap them from the blast tore into his thigh. he is in children's hospital in boston. friends and family and total strangers wanted to help and they did. >> i talk on facebook about the sandwich special and this hit so close to home. >> we appreciate our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place here in the p
. who wouldn't after receiving a visit from the first lady, michelle obama talks with aaron hern and gave him this stuffed dog. he faces a long hospital stay but is expected to make a full recovery. >> this morning, runners are gathering in san francisco in a special run to show solidarity with the people of boston. what kind of security will runners face when they get there? >> they have not mentioned anything about security. they foare on showing support for boston. th telling people they have a place to store their bags at the ferry building and moved it to the ferry building because the turnout is going to be larger-than-expected. if you want to run this morning meet at the ferry building at 7:00. this idea played out in oakland last night with 300 runners gathered at snow park and they ran three miles, one for each person who was killed in boston, runners say they feel connected to boston in spirit. >> we are not going to let this kind of thing hold us back. >> they ran in oakland at the park and held a candlelight vigil for the victims. they will run four miles starting at
. the same place where president obama spoke at a service on thursday. after that there will be an interfaith service at the growing memorial on boylston street, the site where the bombs went off on monday. in the newsroom, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. >>> police are saying the tsarnaev brothers used an atm carb longing to a carjacking victim before the shootout on thursday. the car owner also told police the pair admitted they bombed the marathon and killed the police officer. their father said his sons could not have planned that attack because the fbi was watching them. but fbi agents say that is not true. they did speak to the older brother, tamerlan, back in 2011 after the russians informed them he had a radical islamist, but the fbi said they found no ties to terrorists. tamerlan was killed in the shootout thursday. police tackled him after he ran out of wall let's. they say dzhokhar tried to run down the officers but hit his brother's body instead, dragging it down the block. investigators say tamerlan's body was so badly damaged by bullets, they couldn't tell which gun
week. >> one of the tensest weeks of the obama presidency, you had the bombing in massachusetts, at the boston marathon, and then not long after we were trying to grasp that, you had the ricin letters, one addressed to the president of the united states and another one addressed to senator roger wicker on capitol hill. ricin poisonous, that was entirely unconnected. of course, the explosion at the fertilizer plant outside of waco, texas, an extraordinary week. as it's unfolding you don't know if the events are connected or not. a very tense week. by the way, a thoroughly packed week politically. the president's big initiative on gun violence went down on capitol hill. >> let's get to pierre thomas, right now, our chief justice correspondent, we're learning a lot more about the suspects right now, pierre, and one of the points you have been making this morning is the way they handled themselves in the firefight suggests some kind of par military training. >> george, let's re-create what we think happened, firefight, they were throwing grenades or explosives out the car. the suspe
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